St Patrick

The unveiling of a memorial for seven Jesuit martyrs at St Giles-in-the-Fields marked a true ecumenical moment. On Sunday 20th January, friends and representatives of the Catholic community and of the wider church gathered together with members of the Anglican community at the West End parish for a choral evening prayer and the dedication by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest of Farm Street, of the commemorative plaque.“We don’t come to faith from a vacuum, but rather from a tradition”...
Pelican Shamrock Banner
With the celebration of St Patrick’s Day today, (17th March), our chosen object has an appropriately Irish theme. This processional banner comes from a collection with 7 others, which were used at Stonyhurst on the Feast of Corpus Christi.On that Feast Day, through much of the 19th and 20th centuries, the College would make a procession with the Blessed Sacrament from the Fronts to an altar placed in the gardens to celebrate Mass. Along with a guard-of-honour from the CCF and OTC, many banners...
St Patrick
Parades, green clothing and Irish flags: even if you are not actively taking part in them, you will certainly come across celebrations of St Patrick’s Day on 17 March.  What do we know about the man who is best known as the Patron Saint of Ireland, and where can we find the Christian message in the midst of the shamrocks and pints of Guinness? On 17 March, people across the world will discover their long-forgotten Irish ancestry, or blithely ignore their lack of any relation to...